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June 6, 1999
BELMONT STAKES. 131st running. Run as ninth race on June 5, 1999 card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Distance of race: 1 1/2 miles. Purse: $1,000,000. Value to winner: $600,000. Second: $200,000. Third: $100,000. Fourth: $60,000. Fifth: $30,000. * Scratched--none 3 6--LEMON DROP KID61.5026.0010.60 2 2--VISION AND VERSE44.4017.00 1 4--CHARISMATIC3.60 Time--23.79, 47.60, 1.12.08, 1.36.57, 2.01.90, 2.27.88. Clear & Fast. Winner--b.c.3 Kingmambo--Charming Lassie.
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May 20, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
From Baltimore The race that exists to further the drama of a Triple Crown pursuit will load 14 horses into the starting gate shortly before 3:30 p.m. Pacific time Saturday. They will break, under partly cloudy skies, and all eyes in the 136th Preakness will be on No. 11, Animal Kingdom. The Kentucky Derby winner, trained by Graham Motion and ridden by John Velazquez, can make lots of people in the sport happy. Nothing short of Zenyatta stirs the public pot over horse racing like a Triple Crown contender.
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June 6, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Kent Desormeaux chased--and eventually broke--Chris McCarron's record by winning 598 races in 1989, he rode frequently at Belmont Park. Based in Maryland, Desormeaux, only 19, went everywhere in the interest of piling up wins, and almost every Monday and Tuesday he found himself in action at Belmont.
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June 6, 1999
BELMONT STAKES. 131st running. Run as ninth race on June 5, 1999 card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Distance of race: 1 1/2 miles. Purse: $1,000,000. Value to winner: $600,000. Second: $200,000. Third: $100,000. Fourth: $60,000. Fifth: $30,000. * Scratched--none 3 6--LEMON DROP KID61.5026.0010.60 2 2--VISION AND VERSE44.4017.00 1 4--CHARISMATIC3.60 Time--23.79, 47.60, 1.12.08, 1.36.57, 2.01.90, 2.27.88. Clear & Fast. Winner--b.c.3 Kingmambo--Charming Lassie.
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June 5, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barry Irwin is convinced there's going to be no Triple Crown sweep by Real Quiet. "We're going to shock the world Saturday," Irwin said Thursday after 13 horses were entered for the 130th Belmont Stakes. Trainer Bob Baffert, whose Real Quiet has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, has stopped short of predicting victory for his colt, but Irwin, one of the owners of the 30-1 shot Thomas Jo, is predicting a win. Thomas Jo is not one of the horses Baffert feels Real Quiet has to beat.
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June 11, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Immediately after Real Quiet's photo-finish loss to Victory Gallop in the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, jockey Kent Desormeaux blamed himself for the defeat. Only inches separated owner Mike Pegram and trainer Bob Baffert's colt not only from the Triple Crown, but $5.6 million--$600,000 for winning Saturday and a $5-million bonus for winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
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June 6, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Bob Baffert, still without that elusive first Belmont Stakes win, felt that Charismatic's early pressure on Silverbulletday took his filly out of the race Saturday. Chris Antley, riding Charismatic, was never far behind Silverbulletday and jockey Jerry Bailey. "I didn't think he would do that," Baffert said. "I figured somebody was going to be close, but Jerry said he was with her the whole way. They would not let her take a breather. Our only advantage was to go out [front].
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June 6, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third consecutive year, the Belmont Stakes began with thunder and ended with a thud, this time 29-1 longshot Lemon Drop Kid waking up on the right day while the Triple Crown aspirant, Charismatic, struggled home third and suffered a career-ending injury.
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June 7, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of the last two decades, the last race in the Triple Crown series has been little more than the eighth or the ninth at Belmont. But all of that changes today, thanks to a metallic gray colt who has flagged the attention of even the most blase New Yorkers. Just when the Belmont Stakes seemed to have taken a one-way ticket to Palookaville--crowds the last three years have barely averaged 40,000--Silver Charm has entered the life of the beleaguered New York Racing Assn.
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June 6, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Bob Baffert, still without that elusive first Belmont Stakes win, felt that Charismatic's early pressure on Silverbulletday took his filly out of the race Saturday. Chris Antley, riding Charismatic, was never far behind Silverbulletday and jockey Jerry Bailey. "I didn't think he would do that," Baffert said. "I figured somebody was going to be close, but Jerry said he was with her the whole way. They would not let her take a breather. Our only advantage was to go out [front].
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June 6, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third consecutive year, the Belmont Stakes began with thunder and ended with a thud, this time 29-1 longshot Lemon Drop Kid waking up on the right day while the Triple Crown aspirant, Charismatic, struggled home third and suffered a career-ending injury.
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June 6, 1999 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-six years earlier, the tears came sooner for Laddie Dance. Along with wife Jeanne Vance, he owned a share in Secretariat, purchased when owner Penny Chenery syndicated the colt after her father's death. Watching perhaps the greatest single performance by a thoroughbred in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was too much for Dance, a retired horse auctioneer. He broke down even before Secretariat finished off a 31-length victory. "I didn't see the finish because I was crying," he said.
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June 11, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Immediately after Real Quiet's photo-finish loss to Victory Gallop in the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, jockey Kent Desormeaux blamed himself for the defeat. Only inches separated owner Mike Pegram and trainer Bob Baffert's colt not only from the Triple Crown, but $5.6 million--$600,000 for winning Saturday and a $5-million bonus for winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
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June 7, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
From his vantage point in the box seats Saturday at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert saw Victory Gallop charging down the stretch a short time before Kent Desormeaux did and a long time before Real Quiet did. "No," Baffert cried. "No, no, no, no." An eternity later, while waiting for the stewards to study the photo and declare a winner in the Belmont Stakes, the trainer tried to console his young daughter, whispering hopefully in her ear, "We got it. Yeah, we got it." He was right the first time.
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June 7, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Victory Gallop was a young horse, one of his playful games was to knock out every lightbulb that was put in his stall. "He just kept doing it," said his former trainer, Mary Eppler. "Finally we just didn't put any more bulbs in there." The Canadian-bred colt was up to his old tricks Saturday. He turned out the lights on another Triple Crown bid by trainer Bob Baffert, beating Real Quiet by a head bob in the $1-million Belmont Stakes.
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June 7, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Believe, if you will, that Silver Charm is only an easy jog from winning today's Belmont Stakes and racing's Triple Crown. But before reaching for your wallet, pull on your boots. Clomp though the mud and flies of the Hollywood Park stable area. Stop at Barn 60, find a guy in blue jeans carrying a shovel. Tell him you want to see a man about a dog. The man is trainer Jack Van Berg. The dog is a 3-year-old Australian shepherd, crippled by shoulder problems, born with a white eye.
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May 27, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's something of a parallel between Real Quiet and Sir Barton. Real Quiet lost his first six races and now has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Sir Barton also lost his first six starts, all of them as a 2-year-old, and didn't run again until the Kentucky Derby. He won the 1919 Derby on a Saturday, the Preakness the following Wednesday and completed the sweep in the Belmont about a month later. Between the Preakness and the Belmont, Sir Barton also won the Withers Stakes.
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June 6, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Kent Desormeaux chased--and eventually broke--Chris McCarron's record by winning 598 races in 1989, he rode frequently at Belmont Park. Based in Maryland, Desormeaux, only 19, went everywhere in the interest of piling up wins, and almost every Monday and Tuesday he found himself in action at Belmont.
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